- Category : 1911-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (21,34,57,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. Because of this he is commonly referred to as the "Father of Bluegrass."
The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader.
Monroe died on 9 September 1996 in Springfield, Tennessee, four days before his 85th birthday.